Samsung 990 PRO SSD for your Gaming and Creative Needs

If you need a fast SSD, check this out. Samsung has launched the 990 PRO SSD optimized for Gaming and Creative applications. It comes in 2 versions – one with a heatsink and one without.

The 990 PRO Series will be available in 1TB and 2TB capacities at the Samsung Online Store, the Samsung Official Store on Lazada and Shopee, as well as major consumer electronics and IT retailers. A 4TB capacity version will become available in 2023.

I think the pricing is good. The 1TB and 2TB are S$249 and S$489 respectively (without heatsink). If you need the heatsink type, just add S$10.

More information in the Press Release.

Press Release

Samsung Singapore Launches High-Performance 990 PRO SSD 

Optimised for Gaming and Creative Applications

Blazing speeds of the 990 PRO cut load times and increase game responsiveness while its thermal control solutions keep the drive at optimal temperature for uninterrupted play

SINGAPORE – October 28, 2022 Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced that the 990 PRO SSD, high-performance NVMe SSD based on PCIe 4.0, will be available for sale starting this November. Delivering lightning-fast speeds and superior power efficiency, the new SSD is optimised for graphically demanding games and other intensive tasks including 3D rendering, 4K video editing and data analysis.

Jacus Long, Director & Head, Display and Brand Memory Business, Samsung Electronics Singapore said: “With ongoing breakthroughs in gaming, 4K and 8K technology, as well as AI-driven applications, we recognise that consumers’ demand for high-performance storage is growing exponentially. The 990 PRO provides the optimal balance of speed, power efficiency, and stability, making it unrivalled for the most demanding gaming and creative tasks for uninterrupted work and play.”

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Extreme Performance for an Immersive Gameplay Experience

Featuring Samsung’s latest V-NAND and a new proprietary controller, the 990 PRO series offers the highest speed currently available from the PCIe 4.0 interface[1]. The SSD delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,450 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 6,900 MB/s, respectively. While random read and write speeds come in at up to 1,400K and 1,550K IOPS[2], respectively. With up to a 55% improvement in random performance compared to the 980 PRO, the 990 PRO is particularly well-suited for heavy gaming as well as creative and productivity tasks.

High-performance NVMe SSDs are also critical in reaping the full benefits of the latest game console and gaming technologies. Powered by NVMe, the 990 PRO brings faster loading times to PCs and consoles for a more immersive gaming experience. When tested with Forspoken [3] , uuminous Productions’ forthcoming action role-playing game supporting the latest game-loading technology, the map loading time was about one second, compared to four seconds for a SATA SSD and 28 seconds for a hard disk drive (HDD).

Ultimate Power Efficiency and Reliable Thermal Control

Built on a low-power architecture, Samsung’s newly designed controller dramatically improves the SSD’s power efficiency by up to 50% compared to the 980 PRO4. Additionally, the 990 PRO employs a nickel coating on the controller and a heat spreader label on the drive for reliable thermal management. Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard technology further ensures that the drive’s temperature stays in the optimal range.

The 990 PRO with Heatsink version offers an additional layer of thermal control while its RGB lights add more style to the drive. The 990 PRO with Heatsink will become available in early 2023.

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Samsung’s 990 PRO is also an excellent solution for laptop and desktop upgrades as well as for build-your-own PCs, providing a significant performance boost while using less power for increased battery life and thermal management.

Local Availability and Pricing

The 990 PRO Series will be available in 1TB and 2TB capacities at the Samsung Online Store, the Samsung Official Store on Lazada and Shopee, as well as major consumer electronics and IT retailers. A 4TB capacity version will become available in 2023.

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Samsung NVMe SSD 990 PRO Series Specifications

4 980 PRO provides power efficiency of 1,129/877 MB per watt for sequential read/write while 990 PRO’s is 1,380/1,319 MB per watt for sequential read/write, based on internal test results of the 1TB capacity model.

Specifications table accurate as at time of publication.

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[1] PCIe 4.0’s highest theoretical sequential read speed is 8000 MB/s — 990 PRO reaches 7,450 MB/s as of Q3 2022.
[2] Sequential and random performance measurements are based on IOmeter1.1.0. Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware & configuration.
Test system configuration: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core Processor CPU@3.80GHz, DDR4 3600MHz 16GBx2 (PC4-25600 Overclock), Windows 10 Pro 64bit, ASRock-X570 Taichi
[3] FORSPOKEN © Luminous Productions Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. FORSPOKEN, LUMINOUS PRODUCTIONS and the LUMINOUS PRODUCTIONS logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Test system configuration: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core Processor 3.70 GHz, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB, DDR4-2666 (16GB x2), Windows 11 Pro 21H2
[4] GB=1,000,000,000 bytes by IDEMA. A certain portion of capacity may be used for system file and maintenance, so the actual capacity may differ from what is indicated on the product label.
[5] Samsung Electronics shall not be liable for any loss, including but not limited to loss of data or other information contained on Samsung Electronics product or loss of profit or revenue which may be incurred by user. For more information on the warranty, please visit or
[6] Five years or total bytes written (TBW), whichever comes first. For more information on the warranty, please refer to the enclosed warranty document in the package.